Vineyard Manager - Ten Minutes By Tractor Wine Co.

Ten Minutes By Tractor Wine Co.
1333 Mornington Flinders Road
Main Ridge, VIC 3928
03 5989 6455 (Main Phone)
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description
Ten Minutes By Tractor (TMBT), established in 1997, is a family-owned winery based in Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula. We are committed to producing the highest quality wines that reflect the unique character of each of our vineyard sites, enhanced by the best viticultural practices and a passionate attention to detail.

TMBT have several vineyard sites spread across the Peninsula, vines aged between 2 and 28 years old, planted at a range of densities, from 1,666 to 12,212 per Ha. Varieties include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.

Job Requirements
TMBT is seeking an experienced Vineyard Manager to manage our vineyards and implement a high-quality viticulture work program. We are committed to following organic and sustainable vineyard practices that maximise soil and vine health and enhance site expression.
The manager will work closely with the owners, winemaking team and administration management.

With multiple sites, clones and planting densities, this role demands the successful applicant be organised, hands on and be able to quickly move attention and focus between each property as the season unfolds.

A self-motivated and passionate person with a fine wine grower mindset and good communication skills, relevant qualifications and experience both in Australia in overseas will best suit this role

• Oversee and implement our organic viticulture work program at each site by engaging in all seasonal viticulture operations at each property in a timely manor

• Regular monitoring and reporting of work program outcomes, pest and disease status and soil moisture levels

• Comprehensively measure, monitor and report on operational and capital vineyard expenditure, yield forecasts and production outcomes against budget expectations using Excel and other data base software

• Lead the viticulture team of staff and contractors by example, promoting a high level of safety, adaptability motivation and engagement in each task

• Ensure all vineyard staff and contractors are adequately trained and competent to perform their duties to highest quality, productivity and safely standards

• Maintain all vineyard assets, plant, equipment and infrastructure to the highest standards

• Ensure compliance of staff, contractors and vineyard visitors to best practice wine industry bio-security environmental and safety protocols

The applicant must have a valid driver’s license, a chemical user permit, first aid certificate and forklift license and be an Australian citizenship or resident or have a valid existing Australian work visa.

A competitive salary package and maintained vehicle is offered with this role.

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Employer Contact Information
Ten Minutes By Tractor Wine Co.
1333 Mornington Flinders Road
Main Ridge VIC 3928
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At Ten Minutes By Tractor we are intrigued by the unique character of each of our wines and we continue to strive to better understand what the climatic and geographic influences are that contribute to this at each of our sites.
• Individual Vineyards (Single Vineyard Wines)
• Main Ridge (Estate Wines)
• Mornington Peninsula (10X Wines)

All Ten Minutes By Tractor wines are made by us, from grapes we grow, under our complete control and management.

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